Domestic Violence Shelters
There are independently organized shelters throughout Cobb County that assist domestic violence victims, their family members and pets.
In addition to housing accommodations, there are varies additional services provided such as counseling and advocacy assistance.
Internet Computer Safety
If you are currently being stalked or abused, we recommend that you use a computer that your abuser does not know about, such as a trusted friend's personal home computer or a computer at your public library, abusers often check to see what sites you have visited. There is always a computer trail, but you can leave most Internet sites quickly by pressing the provided website "Escape" button.
In the event that you were required to move while the case is still pending in the State Court of Cobb County, we request of you that we have your most current mailing address on file with our office in order for you to receive timely notification of the different court hearings types.
We will require that you to bring a valid picture identification card to the Solicitor General office and to complete an address change form request in person. Failure to do so may result in the lack of timely notification to you about any court proceedings in the criminal case against the accused.
Please understand that the case may conclude at ANY appearance by the defendant and at any time during the court hearing process.
Taking time to think about steps to increase your safety and the safety of your children is important, whether you have left, are considering leaving, or are currently in an abusive relationship. You may want to consider calling a victim advocacy agency to speak with a confidential advocate that may assist with safety planning and crisis help, or refer you to an agency that specializes in domestic violence.
If you are leaving an abusive situation, consider these tips on Leaving an abusive relationship.
For additional assistance please visit our Resource page.
Temporary Protective Order
The Temporary Protective Order (TPO) must be filed in the County Courthouse location where the offender lives.
- There must have been a recent, reported act of physical violence.
- If the court determines probable cause exists and family violence has occurred the court may order such temporary relief.
- The other party will be served by the Sheriff Office with the order and within 30 days a new court date will be determined.
In Cobb County you must go to the Superior Court Building to file and complete the application for the Temporary Protective Order. A liveSAFE representative is available to assist you with the required protective order forms. If the batterer violates the provisions of the order, he or she can be held in contempt of court and may be arrested.
No contact provision: means "no contact" either direct or indirect is permitted by the offender. Such "no contact" can be in form of a family member or a friend, in person, telephone, texting, e-mail, Social Media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Instagram etc.
The TPO may become invalid if you make contact with the batterer.
For more help information contact: 770-528-8024
The liveSAFE office is located in the Superior Court Building 3 Waddell Street, 4th Floor, in Suite 402, Marietta, GA 30090.
Ordering Police Reports
Victims have a right to a free copy of their Police report. Please contact the responding "Law Enforcement Agency" in the jurisdiction in which the incident occurred.
A request for the report can be made to most jurisdictions in-person.
The following information is necessary to identify the requested report: parties involved, date and location of occurrence, and the report number if available.
You must bring a valid identification card to obtain the report.
The crime incident report is available no later than 48 business hours and the reports are available no later than 5 business days after they are taken.
|Cobb Police Dept. Important Numbers|
|HQ Main:||(770) 499-3900|
|Precinct 1:||(770) 499-4181|
|Precinct 2:||(770) 499-4182|
|Precinct 3:||(770) 499-4183|
|Precinct 4:||(770) 499-4184|
|Precinct 5:||(770) 499-4185|
Police Email Notification System
The Police Email Notification System is maintained by Cobb Police to enhance communication between our five police precincts and the communities they serve. Subscribe to our system.
Anti-Bullying PSA - 60 Second Version
This is a PSA I've made to show how dangerous bullying really can be; how each little incident adds up in the end. There are two versions of this PSA I've made; This is the 60 second version. Be sure to check out the 20 second version as well. Written, Directed and Edited by Peter Putman Crew: Brianne Englund and Nick Swatz Featuring: Brooklyn Sondegroth, Rebekah Curiak, Meghan Placek, Raquel Ryan, Kendall Carstens, Sam Cox, Jake McKenney, Bryan Terry, Efrain Segarra, Caitlin Miller and Mackenzie McCormick. Contact Info: I'm based in Fenton MI. E-mail: [email protected] Tumblr: visions-of-light.tumblr.com
Dating Violence and Bystander Intervention
Thanks to a grant from the Verizon Foundation, CFS' SERV and Quixote Quest programs teamed up to create a video about teen dating violence prevention.
Why domestic violence victims don't leave | Leslie Morgan Steiner
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in "crazy love" -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.) TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
Meals On Wheels
Meals on Wheels delivers to homebound seniors, 60 and older, who are unable to cook for themselves. Over 50,000 meals are served each year through Meals On Wheels. All meals meet USDA requirements and are prepared by a vendor under contract with Cobb County Government. Volunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors Monday - Friday. A visit from a cheery volunteer can do wonders! For more information on becoming a volunteer, please call 770-528-5381.
Eligibility to receive Meals On Wheels
Clients must be Cobb County residents, age 60 or older, and must complete an assessment by calling 770-528-5364.
Your company, church, or organization can Adopt-A-Route and deliver a hot, nutritious meal to Seniors in your neighborhood! Call 770-528-5381 for details.
Make a secure online donation
to Meals on Wheels. Call (770) 528-5364 for details.
More information about Meals on Wheels and Cobb Senior Services is available at www.cobbseniors.org.